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Ride of the Valkyries

The UH-1D/H in Vietnam

Werner's Wings,1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Price:

Werner's Wings Item No. 48-14 - Ride of the Valkyries - The UH-1D/H in Vietnam


USD$16 plus shipping available online from Werner's Wings website



Contents and Media:

One A5 decal sheet, 2 A4 sheets of profiles and information.

Review Type:



Accurate markings for Vietnam versions of the UH-1D/H; printed decal sheet by Microscale, thin and in perfect register. The set also includes a set of stencils for the Huey, which is a bonus. The set includes 2 RAAF aircraft, which for me is a real advantage.




A great set for all interested in Vietnam helicopters that matches beautifully the new KittyHawk UH-1D/H release as well as any other Huey kit.

Reviewed by David Couche

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Having recently obtained the new Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D/H kit, I was excited to have the postman deliver the new Werner’s Wings decal set for the Huey.



Floyd’s new offering to the helicopter modelling world is the Ride of the Valkyries – The UH-1D/H in Vietnam. Carefully researched with the aid of Vietnam veterans, Bo Roberts and John Brennan, this set covers 10 United States Army and 2 RAAF aircraft. Three of the US Army aircraft were flown by Medal of Honor recipients, Major Bruce Crandall, Captain Ed “Too Tall” Freeman from LZ-X-Ray fame, along with CWO Mike Novosel’s Medevac aircraft. Well known Australian helicopter modeller, Andrew Perren helped with research on the 2 RAAF aircraft.


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There are stencils supplied in both yellow and black colours for one aircraft. This, no doubt, will leave some spares for the next Huey build.

The aircraft details are;

UH-1H, 69-15801 or 69-16665 (ser no. is uncertain but the 2 most likely options are offered)

C Troop 1/9 Cav, 1970

UH-1H, 68-15576

190th AHC, 1969

UH-1H, 67-19495

A Company 229th AHB, 1971

UH-1H, 68-16542, Medal of Honor recipient CWO Mike Novosel’s aircraft

82nd Medical Detachment, 1970

UH-1H, 66-16145

134th AHC, 1969/70

UH-1H, 69-15083 (white option)

57th Medical Detachment, 1972

UH-1H, A2-770 RAAF

9 Squadron RAAF, 1972

UH-1H, A2-377 RAAF

9 Squadron RAAF, 1968/69

UH-1D, 63-8808. Medal of Honor recipient Maj Bruce Crandall’s aircraft

A Company 229th AB, 1965

UH-1H, 66-16119

188th AHC, 1967/68

UH-1D, 64-13579 (all gloss option)

A Company 101st Aviation, 1965

UH-1H, 68-15412

92nd AHC, 1970

UH-1D, 63-8775. Medal of Honor recipient Capt Ed “Too Tall” Freeman’s aircraft

A Company 229th AB, 1965

All of these aircraft are the Olive Drab scheme, with one of these being a gloss aircraft. The exception is the white Medical Detachment aircraft with does add a little variation to you choices. Most of the options have nose art to add interest to relative dull paint schemes, though historically correct. These aircraft were well worn and heavily weathered in the tropical conditions they operated in. There are many images of most of these aircraft available on line to be able to create an interesting model, or two from this set.

Close inspection of the actual decal sheets shows minimal carrier film, exceptionally good register and with all stencils clearly legible, right down to the smallest ones.



This set is highly recommended to any modeller with an interest in the Vietnam war and suiting any UH-1D/D model kit.

Thanks to Werner's Wings for the sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 8 January, 2018
Last updated 9 January, 2018

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